Blue Air, the Romanian leisure airline that started operating from Birmingham Airport earlier this year, has recently announced the addition of a new route – Larnaca on the south coast of Cyprus – to its network.
The airline will start flights to Larnaca from Birmingham, starting March 2017.
The Romanian airline, which started operating from Birmingham in March 2016 with a twice-weekly service to Bucharest, had also announced a second route to Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania, commencing in December this year. With the addition of Larnaca, Blue Air has 10 flights a week from Birmingham Airport.
Flights to Larnaca will leave Birmingham Airport each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1115 hours arriving in Larnaca at 1800.
Commenting on the new route, Tom Screen, head of Aviation Development at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘We are delighted that Blue Air is offering another route from Birmingham Airport. The airline has gone from strength to strength here offering low cost fares to popular destinations.
‘Larnaca has much to offer holiday makers. It is known for its palm fringed sea front and has brilliant diving opportunities, including the M.S. Zenobia ship wreck. With flights three times a week it’s now so easy to get to this sun destination from the Midlands.’
Tudor Constantinescu, chief commercial officer at Blue Air, said: ‘We are thrilled to announce our latest route to Birmingham, this time operating from our Larnaca base and commencing on 26 March 2017. With the new addition, we are now linking Birmingham to three Blue Air bases – Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Larnaca – that highlights our commitment to the West Midlands’ gateway.
‘Passengers on the new route from Cyprus will be delighted with our top-quality service that includes a free hot meal and full beverage bar including wine served onboard. I am confident Birmingham-Larnaca will be just as successful as our other flights to the UK and this will further enhance our position across the country!’
Prices start from £37.99 one way including all taxes and non-optional charges and can be booked at www.blueairweb.com, the Airport said.
Blue Air has recently integrated into the market leading booking platform FindandBook, offering more choice and flexibility for UK travellers. The integration of Blue Air will help to enhance its leisure market through collaboration with tour operators, mainly in the UK, and the extended global presence of FindandBook will help Blue Air to improve efficiency in its operations and improve customer retention. Blue Air operates extensively in the UK market linking London Luton, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow airports with Romania, Cyprus and Italy.